Europe

Premier says China wants 'united and stable' EU

  • Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab, right, shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China Monday, June 27, 2016. (Wang Zhao/Pool Photo via AP)

    Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab, right, shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China Monday, June 27, 2016. (Wang Zhao/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, answers a question as founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab listens during the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China Monday, June 27, 2016. (Wang Zhao/Pool Photo via AP)

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, answers a question as founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab listens during the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China Monday, June 27, 2016. (Wang Zhao/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

China's premier has called for joint efforts to restore global economic confidence following the shockwaves of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Premier Li Keqiang said Monday that last week's referendum has had "an obvious impact" on financial markets and increased uncertainties in the global economy.

Speaking at a business conference, Li said, "Under such circumstances, we need to jointly handle challenges, strengthen confidence and create a stable international environment and find solutions to address root causes together."

Li said Beijing wants to see a "united and stable" European Union and a "stable and prosperous" Britain.